CARROLL COUNTY, Ky. - Three arrests were made Thursday as a result of a check of Carroll County’s registered sex offenders. One of the men arrested is not listed on the sex offender registry.
A collaborative effort between the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Carrollton Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Carroll County Detention Center, Carroll County Probation & Parole, and the U.S. Marshal Service led to the arrest of Patrick Frances Boyle, 47, Joshua Thomas Hurley, 26, and Harold Williams, 44.
Boyle was arrested for an unspecified failure to comply with the registry. Hurley was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Williams was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Knox County. Williams is not on the sex offender registry but was residing with a man on the list at the time of the search.
None of the men were arrested for sex-related crimes.
Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said officers went to 40 residences and sought permission from the registered sex offenders to search their homes and computers.
"For the most part all of them were compliant," Sheriff Kinman said, noting that three additional men will be cited for having active Facebook accounts.
Patrick Hill, Gerald Meyer and Mark Anthony Turner will have complaints filed against them with the Court Attorney’s office for the misdemeanor charge of a sexual offender using instant messaging or social networking. Sex offenders are prohibited from using any email, social networking, instant messaging or chat room that can be accessed by minors.
No additional information about these men was provided.
U.S. Marshals checked the recent activity on each of the registered sex offenders computer as well as any photographs that were stored on the computers.
Two other men, Robert Wentworth, 62, and Brandon Skirvin, 28, received citations from police for unrelated charges. Wentworth was cited for possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Skirvin, who is not on the sex offender registry, was cited for possession of marijuana. Skirvin was in Wentworth’s home at the time of his arrest.
Sheriff Kinman encouraged the public to regularly monitor the sex offender registry website. He says it is important to check surrounding counties as well because addresses can periodically be entered incorrectly.
There are currently 45 registered sex offenders residing in Carroll County.
"If you see anything we need to be made aware of, please contact us," Sheriff Kinman said. Information can be made by calling the sheriff's office at 502-732-7010 or leaving an anonymous tip on the Sheriff's website at www.carrollcountykysheriff.com .
The Kentucky State Police maintains the state sex offender registry list at http://kspsor.state.ky.us/sor/html/SORSearch.htm .
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